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Let’s proceed to learning about theBeneficial Effects of Fruits and Vegetables… with a few asides.

By reading a variety of articles, we have realized that our diet is poor in antioxidants. Some might freak out, but don’t. There are basically two keys to disease prevention.

Gather as much information as possible from a variety of resources. The internet is a great resource, but remember all that you read on the web is not necessarily true. Look at many sources from reputable sites. This first step is certainly the most important of all. Obviously, without this knowledge, no improvement can be made.

An quick example: Someone you know has a drinking problem. They have tried rehab and 12 step programs such as AA that require total abstinence. Nothing they have tried has been successful. Why. When you dig a bit deeper, you discover that the “success” rates of such 12 step/ abstinence programs , are rather dismal. You begin to understand why your friend did not succeed. First of all the medical profession and Alcoholics Anonymous deemed alcoholism a disease, assuming that certain people are innately prone to alcoholism. The success statistics for AA are not good. Their approach is helpful for 5‒10% of people who try their 12 Step program, but AA shouldn’t be thought of as the standard of treatment because it fails for most people —90%. Many people labeled an alcoholic who have tried this type of treatment which labels alcoholism as a disease and fail, believe not only that they are powerless, but that they can’t ever succeed. This Disease Model of addiction can be harmful since it labels people “alcoholics” for life. What other options are out there? I found a site, LifeBac that is following the lead of European doctors who are prescribing drug therapy to stop alcohol abuse. The drug is called. Clinical trials in Europe have shown 65% success allowing treatment-resistant alcoholics to return to low-risk drinking levels or abstinence when using the Ameisen method of titrated (not fixed) dose of baclofen. LifeBac’s approach provides medication, Baclofen to remove the cravings for alcohol, along with psychotherapy, which is provided via the web. Psychotherapy will help the person break their habit loop. By doing some extensive research a new modern approach to treating alcoholism is discovered. What will you do with your new knowledge?.

Again… let’s return to Beneficial Effects of Fruits and Vegetables and the additional steps you need to take for disease prevention

Once you have the knowledge, there are three different paths everyone can follow very easily. The first one is : do not smoke! Everybody has heard that a million times, but, not only it costs big amounts of money to all smokers, but it is a killer, for your body and for the antioxidants that can do a great job protecting you against pollution and radicals that we cannot control. The second step is to have a good diet. It’s not more expensive to eat more vegetables and fruits instead of red meat. It might actually be even cheaper. And instead of red meat, we can also focus more on eggs, white meat like chicken or turkey or veal, and fish. Without forgetting tofu and legumes for the vegetarians. And last but not least, the third step of the prevention is to exercise. There’s no need to be an athlete, but increasing our heart beat and our heart flow is necessary for our good health. Without going to the gym or buying expensive sport devices, we can walk at a pretty good pace instead of driving, or use the stairs instead of using the elevator.

Those are simple things that can change your life and the well-being of your body. Of course, nobody can guarantee that no disease will ever occur thanks to this diet, but it is our role to protect ourselves and our loved ones against the threat of this new society that is going out of control.

It may seem like we have covered a lot of ground but you don’t even know the half of it. Stay where you are because we are not done yet.